National Cemetery Administration
National Park Service and NCA honor more than 20,000 Veterans with profiles on virtual memorial site
October 20, 2022
WASHINGTON — The National Park Service (NPS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration (NCA) have added profiles for 20,574 Veterans and service members interred in two NPS national cemeteries to the NCA's Veterans Legacy Memorial (VLM) website. The NPS is the first federal agency to join forces with the NCA on expanding this important online memorial.
The new profile pages memorialize 18,752 Veterans and service members interred at Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville, Georgia and 1,822 interred at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville, Tennessee. The pages can now be accessed by family, friends, and the public interested in memorializing these Veterans and sharing lasting memories, tributes, photographs, biographies, and other information to honor their service to the nation.
They join the nearly 4.5 million profiles already featured on the site memorializing Veterans who rest in VA-managed national cemeteries and VA-funded state, territorial, and Tribal Veterans' cemeteries.
"The National Cemetery Administration is proud to partner with the National Park Service in honoring the Veterans and service members interred in the NPS national cemeteries," said Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Matthew Quinn. "As VLM grows, we look forward to the day when all Veterans can be memorialized online, regardless of where they are laid to rest."
"The National Park Service is honored to collaborate with the National Cemetery Administration to share the stories and legacies of our nation's veterans interred in our national cemeteries with the public," said NPS Director Chuck Sams. "The VLM is another way we can honor, preserve, and share our history and its many individual stories with future generations."
Nearly 50,000 submissions have been made to Veterans' profile pages in VLM since the site launched in 2019. All content submitted to VLM is reviewed by NCA moderators before being posted to a Veteran's page to ensure it conforms to the VLM User Policy.